The troubled city of Maiduguri, capital of Borno State has been hit by another bomb attack after three suspected suicide bombers lost their lives when they detonated bombs strapped to themselves.
Confirming the incident, the National Emergency Management Agency said the early morning attack which occurred around the NNPC depot, situated on Damboa road created panic among residents who scampered for safety.
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Moments after the blast which reportedly went off in a huge bang, sending a thick black flame into the atmosphere, AbdulKadir Ibrahim, spokesman for NEMA in the Northeast said; “Three suspected suicide bombers died along Damboa Road, Maiduguri, as a result of an explosion which occurred in the early hours of Friday.
“Three petrol tankers were also burnt as a result of the incident. The fire has been brought under control while casualty evacuation has been concluded.”
Eyewitnesses identified the suicide bombers – a woman and her two children, who came in the early hours of Friday and exploded the bombs strapped on them. The suspects were targeting petrol tanker driverss in the area but they were the only victims of the attack.
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